Fourth Edition Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching (Ag Guide) - Draft

The draft of the Fourth Edition Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching (Ag Guide) has been released by the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), and the Poultry Science Association (PSA), and is presented for public comment. The public comment period will last for 60 days, ending May 1, 2020. The societies will make changes to the document following the public comment period and publish the final version.

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About the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)

The American Society of Animal Science is a membership society that supports the careers of scientists and animal producers in the United States and internationally. ASAS is a 501c3 Professional Membership Organization.

For over 100 years, ASAS broadened membership to more than 5000 members. We’ve developed diverse and dynamic membership programs, and fostered the growth of the premier journal in animal science and the premier animal science meetings.

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For every federal dollar invested in agricultural research there are $15 generated in economic development.

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Enrollment in Agricultural science programs has increased 21% in the last decade, reaching 146,000 students.

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Pet ownership saves the U.S. $11.7 billion per year in healthcare costs, and reduces the incidence of obesity by 5%.

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Today, more than 50% of students enrolled in animal science programs come from a non-agricultural background.

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Advancements in animal science allow the U. S. pork industry to use 41% less water, 78% less land, and 35% less carbon footprint than 50 years ago.

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The Journal of Animal Science (JAS) publishes more than 500 articles annually, originating from countries on six continents.

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Membership is open to individuals, organizations, or firms interested in research and application, instruction, or extension in animal science or associated with the production, processing, marketing, or distribution of livestock and livestock products.

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